Today I just wrote a list. A list of observations from the sales side of the house from a recent ex agency person. Headline is ‘long time agency executive did not self combust when joining a sales organisation’ Here are some insights for those of you thinking about crossing the divide…
- I really did not know where anyone’s offices were and Christ you do a lot of travelling around. Google saves hundreds of hours by getting everyone to come to them.
- You get cancelled a lot. No biggie, shit happens, but you get cancelled a lot
- What I assumed would be an awesome event to attend is actually just competing with loads of awesome events to attend
- People cancel late – main thing is to cancel, even that day, but not so late you can’t find a home for the ticket, even if I bring my mum
- Learning all about restaurants in a 5min circumference from each agency
- I have competed with many, annoyed some, but overall everyone has been hugely welcoming of my new role.
- Agencies are working their socks off on pitches. Every.Single.Day.
- There is some cool shit going on in agencies, fascinating to see and hear it. One even came to tell us about it.
- I am really enjoying getting to work with all the people I used to work with but are now scattered across the industry – chance to see everyone again
- Agency chat involves a lot about offices. A lot. More even than Google and Facebook talk about theirs.
- People talk about Google and Facebook a lot.
- There are so many people I did not know but glad I am getting to know.
I have not self combusted.